Sunday, October 25, 2015

Peak PC? Alex Manley: No To Movember or: Prostate Cancer is Privileged Cancer

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About once every couple of weeks I come across something on the interwebs that makes me think:

This. This is the supidest thing ever written.

I'm not even sure why this did it for me. I mean...it's really, really, really, really, really stupid... So stupid that there's a decent chance that it's just some kind of inept satire... But it's really not in the same league as some of the stuff I've posted... I mean, you can actually distill out of this a semi-coherent point that's distantly related to something he actually says: i.e.: you might reasonably consider giving to cancer charities on the basis of how deadly the cancer is. I mean, it's not a particularly good point...but it's not utterly moronic...  Of course you'd be twitter-crucified if you suggested giving to, say, pancreatic cancer instead of breast cancer...that shit is not going to fly, nosiree Bob...
   ...oops...I regret suggesting there that people named 'Bob' identify as men... That's obviously problematicalistical now...
   ...Which reminds me that we need to prepare ourselves for the inevitable wave of "Movember is teh transphobic!!!111" posts from the extreme moonbats...because those will be coming soon... Those actually make about 1/100th the sense that this cancer nonsense makes...so I don't know why I'm even complaining so much about this one... But there's just something about it that's hilariously stupid...even though it's practically The Brothers Karamazov by the standards of the PC left...
   Which is not to say that I don't think "movember" is stupid...because I do.
   But there is absolutely nothing morally wrong about it. And watching the PCs try to come up with something...anything...to complain about with respect to it is actually kinda funny. I mean, we obviously can't have a bunch of men...ya know...doing something without trying to cook up some crackpot story how deeply evil it is... Ha ha! Obviously not! Men are evil, and so if men are doing something it is incumbent upon us to invent some semi-coherent interpretation of it according to which it is wrong. Duh. I mean that should go without saying by now...
   Ah, forget it. It's almost not even worth making fun of these people anymore...

5 Comments:

Blogger Pete Mack said...

It was retracted both by the publication and the author. Wow.

2:58 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Holy crap, you're right.

I think his apology largely (though not entirely) misses the point...but no need to kick a man while he's down.

4:15 PM  
Blogger Pete Mack said...

There are legitimate arguments against Movember, most notably that it's perhaps not possible to spend that kind of money efficiently on research.

5:09 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

But isn't that a general objection to any focused, health-related fund-raising effort of this type?

5:12 PM  
Blogger Pete Mack said...

Sure. Some work better than others though. The original March of Dimes is famously successful. Fundraising for neural tube damage is a good idea too.

11:25 PM  

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